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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Now Accepting Applications - Police Officer

The Town of Smyrna is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

Completed applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, October 7, 2016 to be considered.

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Property Taxes are Due

Property taxes are due

Just a friendly reminder that Town of Smyrna property taxes are due by 4:30 PM on September 29, 2016 to avoid any penalty.

Any property tax payment received after that time will be assessed a penalty at the rate of 1 1/2 percent per month.

If you have any questions regarding your Town of Smyrna property taxes, please call (302) 389-2315.

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Got leaves early?

bagged leaves

In the areas with heavy leaves, the town will be sending crews around to check periodically until the regular leaf collection begins on October 16th.

Leaves must be bagged at all times between January 1 and October 15th of year.

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Leaf Collection

The Town of Smyrna has a fantastic vacuum machine that the Public Works crews use to pick up loose leaves every fall!

Beginning October 16th through December 31st, when the trees are really dropping their leaves, you will see the crews around Town picking up piles of leaves from curbside.

The machine will pick up ONLY loose leaves so please do not include any yard waste...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Smyrna Named One of Delaware's 10 Safest Cities

Safe City

The Smyrna Police Department is proud to announce that our community has been named one of Delaware’s “10 safest cities”.

We were recently recognized by the Safewise organization for this designation based upon their unique formula. “SafeWise is a community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness, and preparedness.” We here at the ...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Utility Emergencies

Utility emergencies (water, sewer, electric) should be reported immediately to Town Hall at (302) 653-9231 if they occur during normal working hours. Town Hall is open from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, except holidays.

On holidays, after-hours, and weekends, these situations should be reported to Smyrna Police Department at (302) 653-9217. The town has two Public Works employees and two Electric Department employees on call at all times. The Police Department will conta...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Discharging Water

It is against the law to discharge water from sump pumps, swimming pools, and the water from gutters/downspouts into the sanitary sewer system.

Water from these sources must be channeled into the storm water system or onto the ground for absorption.

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Grass Clippings

The Town of Smyrna has an ordinance which prohibits blowing grass clippings into the street. While this ordinance does help keep the streets clean, that is not its main purpose.

This ordinance is intended to reduce the amount of debris that enters the storm water systems. This debris reduces the capacity of the storm water drainage system which causes road flooding and increases maintenance costs on the system.

The goal of this ...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Electric Rates for Residential Customers

It was brought to our attention that the electric rates for residential customers was incorrect for the billing months of May, June, July and August.

Residential customers were charged a flat rate of $0.134 for every kilowatt of consumption. The rate should have been $0.134 for the first 500 kilowatts of consumption and any consumption after 500 would be charged at the rate of $0.118.

An example of th...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Notice of First Reading

At their meeting on September 6, 2016, the Mayor and Council approved the first reading of Ord. No. 006-16, an ordinance to create a new Chapter 51 establishing regulations specific to mobile food vendors (a/k/a food trucks) and to make correlated changes

to Chapter 50 “Peddlers and Solicitors” and Chapter 49 “Business Licenses”.

This ordinance establishes requirements for mobile food vendors and specifies that mobile food vendors must have adequate insurance, trash receptacles, can have limited dining ar...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

DEMEC News Release

2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Underway | Follow these twelve often overlooked safety tips to get ready for a storm.

Delawareans are encouraged to prepare now for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which started June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Forecasters are predicting this year to be more active than 2015 and a typical season, with the Atlantic basin expected to see 14-15 n...Read on...

DelDOT's Website
Posted on: June 15, 2016

Recycling Facility Closed @ DHCI

With the closing of the recycling facility located at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI), residents having been asking where they can still take their recycling.

The two closest locations are listed below:
Cheswold Collection Station - 54 Fork Branch Road, Cheswold, DE 19936 (6.9 miles away)• Pine Tree Corners Transfer Station - 276 Pine Tree Corner Road, Townsend, DE 19734 (9.6 miles away)

For a list of mat...Read on...

DSWA Website
Posted on: April 21, 2016

Heating Repair/Replacement Program

First State Community Action Agency

The Replacing/Repairing Heaters & Conserving Energy (RRHACE) Program is a statewide program.

It is available to help income eligible home owners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components which are necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source functional. All repairs and replacements are completed by a licensed ...Read on...

First State Community Agency, Inc. Website
Posted on: August 7, 2013

Community Videos

Our online community videos!

Posted on: May 19, 2008

Energy Depot Program

The Town of Smyrna is pleased to offer you Energy Depot, a set of online tools and resources to help you better understand and manage your home energy use and costs.

The Town of Smyrna is pleased to offer you Energy Depot, a set of online tools and resources to help you better understand and manage your home energy use and costs.

Energy Depot is your one-stop resource for energy information and it's available for fre...Read on...

Energy Depot